So many Ford GT40s. So many. The best row at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
After landing a test in a Maserati 250F at the young age of 17, driver Chris Amon went to the highest levels of open-wheel and sports car racing. And together with fellow New Zealander Bruce McLaren, he drove the Ford GT40 to its first 24 Hours of Le Mans win in 1966. He died today at age 73.
This is the first heritage edition of the new new Ford GT, and it pays tribute to the black-over-gold original Ford GT40 that came 1-2-3 in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. It’s a bit of a snub, if you think about it.
If you’re unfamiliar with Ford’s history at Le Mans, you may be wondering why we care so much about a new Ford GT. We don’t soil ourselves over any other GTE-class racers, so why does this one matter? Sure, the top P1 class is nice, but GTE puts Ford directly up against their extremely bitter old rival: Ferrari.
Car dealer and racing magnate Jim Click is selling his 1966 Ford GT40, 1969 and 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans Ams, two 1964 Shelby 289 Cobras and a 1966 Shelby GT350. It’s safe to say that RM Auctions has a real treat for Ford fans in Monterey.
Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner is back with a second part to his “Disintegrating” series featuring classic model supercars “exploded” to dramatically reveal all the tiny, beautiful parts of the car. The photos are what I imagine engineers daydream about, and I can’t stop staring at them.
This year’s Goodwood Members Meeting included a big 50th birthday celebration for the legendary Ford GT40. That meant lots of noise, lots of V8 fury, and lots of sideways action on the track.
Ford is back at Le Mans this year with the new GT, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the GT40's first win in 1966, and the three more that followed until 1969. So at this year’s Goodwood Members’ Meeting, a bunch of them showed up. So did the noise.
If you love freedom, you really should tune into the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona today. Not only is is set to be a great race on its own—it always is—it’s also where we’ll see the rebirth of an American speed legend.
What are these floating sky letters? Are they from space beings? Are they evil clouds? What do they want from this 1966 Ford GT40 MkII? We do not know.
[What is the Ford GT40? It is great and wonderful and also good, as these gentlemen discovered in 1966 reviewing the GT40 MKII. Photo Credit: Ford]
These ten cars could not have been made anywhere else besides their home countries.
After all the excitement about the new Ford GT going racing as early as this year, how about going back in time by hopping into GT/108, the most original and rarest GT40 in existence for a lap around Willow Springs International?
The 1965 Ford GT40 with the number P/1027 was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer soon after it was displayed at the 1966 Brussels Motor Show to be used as a high-speed camera car. But what happened to it afterwards?
The Gulf 1966 Ford GT40 is most likely the coolest car in the Classic Car Club Manhattan's collection. Here's everything you should know about having such a beast in NYC.
Ever get the feeling that there are just too many Ferraris in endurance racing nowadays? Lonely Ferraris? You know, without Fords tinkling in their tortellini? Well, then today is your lucky day: Road & Track reports that Ford may be coming back to Le Mans with a new factory Ford GT program in 2016. Holy. Crap.
This Linden Green 1965 Ford GT40 Mk1 is chassis number GT/111, one of only four roadster prototypes to survive. And fifty years later, it still goes flat out at Le Mans. In the rain. Sideways.
Today's GoPro-stuffed world looks wonderful, but it may never sound as glorious as this dark, lo-res clip from 2007.
Four times. The Ford GT40 won at Le Mans four times. In a row. Do you know what cars haven't done that? Hint: it's pretty much all of them, save for a few. The Bentley Speed 8 did not. The McLaren F1 did not. The Porsche 917K did not. The Jaguar D-Type did not. There's a reason it's a legend.